Athleticism, academics and attitude are what make Ahkee Anderson a triple-A high school football player. They are why coaches adore him, teammates like him and opponents respect him.
The line between teammates and opponents was blurred a bit Friday night when Anderson, a transfer from Greenport to Center Moriches this year, played against his former team. READ
Center Moriches. Again.
The cycle continues.
For a fourth straight year, Mattituck saw its high school boys soccer season come to an end with a playoff loss to Center Moriches. Similar to Mattituck’s pair of 1-0 losses to the Red Devils during the regular season, Wednesday’s Suffolk County Class B semifinal was a tight, defensive battle, full of drama and, in the end, pain and disappointment for the Tuckers. READ
Playing hero in the Suffolk County Class B girls soccer semifinals?
Ah, that’s old hat to senior forward Halle Foster. READ
The endings to the Mattituck High School boys soccer team’s past three seasons have had a common theme. They have all involved playoff losses to Center Moriches. READ
When someone suggested to J.C. Perez that the Greenport defenders would sleep well later that night, he slowly shook his head, as if trying to shake off a bad dream. READ
For 93 minutes and 10 seconds, Mattituck High School senior goalkeeper Emmett Ryan lived up to the number on his uniform. Zero.
As in the number of goals he had conceded up to that point to host Center Moriches in an intense boys soccer game on Wednesday night. READ
Natalie Kopala is saving her running for the tennis court these days, and she may be better off for it. READ
Ahkee Anderson has all the right moves on a basketball court. It’s his latest move off the court, however, that some will find stunning.
Anderson, an All-State first team guard, is leaving Greenport High School. He plans to spend his senior season playing for Center Moriches High School. READ
Gene Rochler’s marriage came to an end Wednesday.
Well, one of his marriages did.
Married to baseball coaching — as well as his wife, Nancy — for 40 years, Rochler said his Mattituck High School team’s 11-1 loss to Center Moriches in the decisive second game of the Suffolk County Class B finals was his final game as a coach. READ
The road to the Suffolk County Class B title has run squarely through two schools in recent years: Mattituck and Center Moriches.
Since 2014, the Tuckers have won three county titles; the Red Devils have won a pair. Now, the Red Devils are one win away from another crown. READ